Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Believes God Has an Amazing Plan for Your Child and Your Family. Though Not Located in Alabama, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is suffering due to the out-of-control choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are considering a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Alabama is a constructive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have worked with hundreds of families just like yours, and we recognize your crisis. You hold out hope for a positive future for your son. We also see the promise in every teenager, and we can guide him toward his true potential. Although Promise Village is not located in Alabama, we find that spending time away from home and being immersed in caring relationships can lead to radically positive changes. While you weigh your options in Alabama, and wherever else your search might take you, we invite you to consider Promise Village as a strong choice.
Life in the Milieu: Promise Village is a Loving, Relational, Home-Like Place where Therapy is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an extraordinary residential treatment home and boarding school for troubled adolescent and teenage boys. Situated on 70 acres of ranch land in Davisburg, Michigan, about a half hour from Flint and an hour from the Detroit airport, we are easily easily accessible from Alabama and cities across the country. We use assorted forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us make a program perfectly suited for each teen. One of our key strengths is our Life Coaches, staff who live and work on campus with residents, serving as positive role models and making the most of everyday “teachable moments.” We call this loving, safe atmosphere the “milieu,” and it simply means that we surround your teen with an encouraging place where change can happen.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond easily with animals even if they can’t or won’t accept people. Spending time with an animal-friend teaches compassion and breaks down walls, building relational skills that teens can transfer later to human relationships. Dogs and especially horses are the highlights of our enjoyable and professional animal therapy, but our farm also houses exotic birds; outdoor cats; miniature goats, horses, and donkeys; llamas; and a friendly cow.
Boarding School for Boys that Includes Improving Academic Performance and Motivations
We help boys name the reasons for their former problems with school, and then we take care of those reasons. As they set objectives for their lives and see how school makes those goals possible , they gain motivation to perform well academically. With an individualized academic plan for each student, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent attendance, students show steady, if not radical, improvement.
Spiritual Development and PROMISES for Character Growth
Promise Village is a non-denominational faith-based organization. We look at spiritual needs as part of caring for the whole child. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for building personal values into their lives. In three stages, boys start from their strengths to learn the values in their own lives; then they begin to help and serve their peers; and finally they transfer their progress back to the home environment.
Finding the Best Therapeutic Program for Your Child
Choosing a therapeutic boarding school or residential therapeutic home for boys is a difficult decision, and one that we have undertaken with many families before you. We encourage you to ask all the questions you need to, in order to make the right placement for your child: whether that is in Alabama, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please make use of all of the information on our website to learn more about what our boarding school can offer. When you are ready, we can begin the application process or point you to a program that will meet your needs. Call us or fill out our online inquiry form today.
We are honored that you would consider Promise Village as you search for a therapeutic boarding school or program for emotionally troubled or at-risk boys near Alabama.